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Asimina triloba

Common Name(s): Pawpaw; banana tree
Family: Annonaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 130 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 10 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -22° (F)
Soil pH: 5.2 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Clear-lt shade
Requires 2300 GDD (50 F).
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Environ. - ornamental, Food - fruit, Poison - mammals
Temperate, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
North America
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